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English definition of “proud”

proud

adjective (FEELING IMPORTANT)    /praʊd/ disapproving
B2 feeling that you are better and more important than other people: Come on, admit you're wrong and don't be so proud. She knows she's lost, but she's too proud to admit it.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of proud adjective (FEELING IMPORTANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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